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Food Smart

Overview

Everyone wants to stay trim and eat a nutritious diet that will lead to a healthier, longer life. The Food Smart program, an interactive, multimedia program based on the latest approaches to weight management and nutrition, will enable users to analyze their eating habits, formulate an improved dietary plan, and engage in effective strategies for healthy weight management.

Approach

In the Food Smart program, science based information and strategies are presented to provide the user with the motivation and skills necessary to make lasting dietary changes. The purpose of this program is to assist the user in adopting a nutritious diet and managing weight, thereby reducing the risk of major disease, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. The program contains the following segments:

  • Interactive exercises to help analyze current eating practices and choose new, more healthful practices.
  • Learn about the Healthy Eating Plate from Harvard—a new guide to making smart food choices.
  • See and hear though video testimonials from people who have successfully lost weight—and maintained a healthy weight.
  • Strategies for food shopping, meal planning, and overcoming challenges.

The Food Smart program can be used alone or purchased as part of the Health Connection suite of programs that also includes Active Lifestyle and Stress Management.

Evidence

The NIH-supported randomized trial conducted at Ceridian demonstrated effects on multiple dietary outcomes. See Outcome Studies for information on the article published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

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